Why pray the Rosary every day for a year?


Each time the Blessed Virgin has appeared-- whether it be to Saint Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes; to Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco at Fatima; or to Mariette Beco at Banneux-- she has asserted the importance, saving grace, and power of praying the Holy Rosary on a daily basis. Based upon her words, the Rosary is penance and conversion for sinners, a pathway to peace, an end to war, and a powerful act of faith in Jesus Christ. Pope Paul VI presented the Rosary as a powerful means to reach Christ "not merely with Mary but indeed, insofar as this is possible to us, in the same way as Mary, who is certainly the one who thought about Him more than anyone else has ever done."

To show us how this is done, perhaps no one has been more eloquent than the great Cardinal Newman, who wrote: "The great power of the Rosary consists in the fact that it translates the Creed into Prayer. Of course, the Creed is already in a certain sense a prayer and a great act of homage towards God, but the Rosary brings us to meditate again on the great truth of His life and death, and brings this truth close to our hearts. Even Christians, although they know God, usually fear rather than love Him. The strength of the Rosary lies in the particular manner in which it considers these mysteries, since all our thinking about Christ is intertwined with the thought of His Mother, in the relations between Mother and Son; the Holy Family is presented to us, the home in which God lived His infinite love."


As Mary said at Fatima, "Jesus wants to use you to make Me known and loved. He wishes to establish the devotion to My Immaculate Heart throughout the world. I promise salvation to whoever embraces it; these souls will be dear to God, like flowers put by Me to adorn his throne."


Saint Faustina: Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Posted by Jacob

Today, October 5, we celebrate the feast of Saint Faustina (1905-1938), mystic, and “secretary of the Lord.” Throughout her brief life, Jesus appeared and spoke to Saint Faustina, who faithfully recorded His words in her diary, entitled “Divine Mercy in my Soul.” When she left this world, she left this incomprehensible gift behind for the betterment of mankind—detailing the Lord’s gracious gift of Mercy to the world.

Following her visions of Jesus, Saint Faustina recorded in her diary that “an inner voice” taught her to say the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, using the Holy Rosary as a model.

The instructions for praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy include:

1. Begin with the Sign of the Cross, 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary, and The Apostles Creed.


2. On the Our Father Beads say the following:

“Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.”

3. On the 10 Hail Mary Beads say the following:

”For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.”

4. Conclude by saying the following three times:

”Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.”


Sister Faustina recorded that Jesus later said to her:

"Say unceasingly this chaplet that I have taught you. Anyone who says it will receive great Mercy at the hour of death. Priests will recommend it to sinners as the last hope. Even the most hardened sinner, if he recites this Chaplet even once, will receive grace from My Infinite Mercy. I want the whole world to know My Infinite Mercy. I want to give unimaginable graces to those who trust in My Mercy...."

He also said:

"....When they say this Chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between My Father and the dying person not as the just judge but as the Merciful Savior.”

1 comments:

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